GALATASARAY have confirmed negotiations to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Mauro Icardi and Juan Mata on a free transfer.
The Turkish side have been in talks for over two weeks to sign Argentina ace Icardi to bolster their attack.
And they’ve also turned to former Manchester United star Mata to bring some much-needed creativity as the club sit seventh after five games.
Commentary on Icardi, Galatasaray tweeted: “Official negotiations have started with Paris Saint-Germain for the temporary transfer of soccer professional Mauro Icardi.”
This was followed by a series of posts showing Icardi on the plane bound for Istanbul before being followed by fans after landing.
And Galatasaray then revealed they will secure Mata’s services at Old Trafford after his release.
The 34-year-old had been linked with a return to his native Spain to join Real Betis.
A expression Galatasaray said: “Official negotiations have started with the footballer for the transfer of football professional Juan Mata to our club.”
And the club also confirmed a loan deal to sign Norwich’s Milot Rashica and permanent transfers of Aalborg BK’s Mathias Ross and Rapid Wien’s Yusuf Demir.
According to Turkish journalists Yagiz SabuncuogluGalatasaray are also in talks to sign former Everton magician James Rodriguez on loan from Al-Rayyan from Qatar.
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It has been claimed that Rodriguez wants to return to Europe, with only the question of his salary remaining to be discussed.
Al-Rayann is said to be open to a 50-50 split but Galatasaray is only willing to pay a third of his £5.2m annual wages.
Galatasaray have been busy in the summer transfer market having already signed Lucas Torreira from Arsenal for £5.5million.
Dries Mertens was also snapped up on a free transfer, while the likes of Sergio Oliveira, Fredrik Midtsjo and Leo Dubois made the move to the Nef Stadium.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6173672/galatasaray-mauro-icardi-juan-mata-james-rodriguez/ Mauro Icardi and Juan Mata, the latest stars, are set to join Turkey’s Super Lig as they are on the verge of shock Galatasaray transfers